Finally, the new year is here! We look ahead to it as a year of opportunity and amazing achievement. Wherever you may be in the world reading this right now, hopefully you are entering 2015 full of optimism, hope and passion. A lot has been said about passion and its influence on us. Here are a couple of quotes from some famous people.
“Once something is a passion, the motivation is there” – Michael Schumacher, legendary F1 driver
“Without passion, you don’t have energy; without energy, you have nothing” – Donald Trump, billionaire businessman
“Passion is the genesis of genius” – Tony Robbins, author and life coach
There is absolutely no doubt that we will need to be fired up with passion and energy if we are to make anything of the year that lies ahead. If we are unexcited about life, nothing will really hold any value for us and we’ll probably just stay stagnant. We all know what happens to stagnant water. It starts to stink. Having said that, in everything, there must always be balance.
As 2015 begins, we need to remember that it’s not the change in calendar dates from 31 December to 1 January that will change our lives. The balance lies in understanding that our passion needs to be mixed in with disciplines like hard work, consistency and perseverance. If we leave it to passion alone, we may find many dreams unfulfilled and find ourselves disappointed come 31 December 2015. Benjamin Franklin said this: If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Go ahead and take out that gym contract in the new year but let consistency and diligence push you to your fitness dream when the excitement of the first month has died down. If you count on emotion and passion alone, you won’t make it.
May the year ahead be amazing for you. Happy New Year!